Silicon Prairie News

6489_ef9421afa2_small February 15, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background and personal perferences to, perhaps, off-the-wall questions on YouTube videos and entrance music. read more

6467_09674d9ee5_small February 14, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by David Chait & Chris Davis) Any entrepreneur can attest that a startup is all-consuming. From endless hours working to infinite hours thinking through your company, startup life is life. As such, there is nothing more important than a strong team that motivates, complements and challenges each other—and, of course, has fun ... read more

February 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel, the Omaha-based WordPress hosting site for creatives and designers, is spreading the love this Valentine's Day. They're allowing users to share their love for designers that make our world more beautiful. They launched Friday in honor of Valentine's Day where they’ll be aggregating love notes from people who finish the sentence “I <3 designers because….” read more

February 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

St. Louis Time is running out to apply for Arch Grants' annual Global Business Plan Competition, a startup competition that awards $50,000 grants to startups located in St. Louis or those willing to relocate there. Last year the nonprofit ... read more

February 10, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Two Silicon Prairie startups gained national recognition today when Fast Company released its 2014 list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" online. Kansas City's AgLocal... read more

6463_7f72b8d502_small February 8, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Celebrity doppelgänger: During the 2008 Summer Olympics people would think I was Shawn Johnson, especially since I was attending Iowa State at the time and she was from Des Moines... read more

February 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Lincoln's Southeast Community College is celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week with an event on Feb. 19 showcasing its Entrepreneurship Center, located at 285 S. 68th Street. The free, public event will be held from 4:30-6:... read more

February 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It's that time of year again: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's fifth-annual State of Entrepreneurship Address is set for 11 a.m. CST on Feb. 12. The address will be streamed live from the National ... read more

The polls are open!

Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.